History of horsepower: Holden Dodge toasts 75 years in business

DOVER — There aren’t many industries that change as much from year to year as the automobile industry does. From the strength, or lack thereof, of the economy, to the way cars are designed, to how vehicles are powered, there are many variables that factor into determining if an automobile dealership will be successful. That’s […]

Dover businesses look to solve nuisance woes downtown

DOVER — Brandon Pelton said it is long past the time to talk about nuisance problems such as aggressive panhandling by homeless individuals and other serious issues that plague the heart of downtown Dover — it’s time for action and results. It’s gotten so bad that Mr. Pelton, owner of 33 West Ale House and […]

Local legends: DSU to kick off Citywide Black History Month tonight

DOVER — National figures in black history have regularly been celebrated during the Citywide Black History Month Kickoff Program at Delaware State University. Carlos Holmes, spokesman for the university, said that with so many remarkable black individuals in the area that was bound to change — and will — for this year’s celebration. Delaware State […]

Hudson no longer Dover’s Parks & Rec director

DOVER — Kirby Hudson, who has served as the City of Dover’s Parks and Recreation director since the end of 2018, is no longer working for the city. City Manager Donna Mitchell confirmed that Mr. Hudson is not with the Parks and Recreation Department anymore and said she couldn’t comment any further on the matter […]

Save A Lot latest tenant to vacate Bay Court Plaza

DOVER — The sign taped up on the front window of the Save A Lot grocery store at 650 Bay Road reads “Store closed, please visit our Greensboro store.” And just like that, another store has vacated the Bay Court Plaza shopping center in south Dover. Of the potential 19 retail sites that are located […]

Towne Point Elementary to be used for alliance’s recreational site

DOVER — While constructing an indoor recreational facility for Dover Park remains up in the air, members of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA) Social Action Committee and Capital School District — including Superintendent Dan Shelton — recently reached an agreement to utilize Towne Point Elementary School for after-school activities and programs. Now, it’s up to […]

Dover council considers affirmative action plan for city

DOVER — Armed with the results of a diversity assessment of the city of Dover and its police department, Dover City Councilmen Roy Sudler Jr. and David Anderson are asking city leaders to consider developing an affirmative action plan. The Bethesda, Maryland-based IVY Planning Group conducted the Diversity and Inclusion Assessment and made recommendations to […]

Councilman looks to disband Dover’s Bike/Pedestrian Subcommittee

DOVER — Dover City Council members debated at length the usefulness of a subcommittee focused on bicycles and pedestrians after Councilman Matt Lindell sought to disband the group. He said members of Dover’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee have been lobbying organizations and allegedly identifying themselves as representatives of the city of Dover. Bringing the matter […]

Delaware farmers’ markets produce record sales mark

DOVER — Delawareans have shown they have a taste for fresh produce and local treats when it comes to farmers’ markets. Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Department of Agriculture said that was proven again in 2019 when they announced that Delaware farmers’ markets hit an all-time sales record of $3.28 million last year. The […]

EDGE Grants awarded to two small businesses in Dover and Milford

WILMINGTON — A music teaching company in Dover and a bakery in Milford were among 10 small businesses recognized Thursday as recipients of the second round of EDGE Grants from the state Division of Small Business. Gov. John Carney, Secretary of State Jeff Bullock and Division of Small Business Director Damian DeStefano announced the grant-winning […]